Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, George Chauncey, Jr.
New American Library, 1989 - Social Science - 579 pages
Winner of two Lambda Rising Awards. "A landmark of a book and a landmark of ideas that will shatter ignorance and delusion."-Catharine Stimpson.
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... surrounded their achievements, have long made them a kind of rallying point
for lesbians and gay men of the educated classes, to whom they have seemed to
offer an ideological weapon in the struggle for dignity and social acceptance.
No other approach seemed justified as long as one wished to see in sodomy only
the unmentionable sin or crime. Yet one finds traces of other opinions in some
trial records after 1730. Particularly interesting in this regard is Rev. Andreas ...
In spite of the glow that seemed to fill her, she seemed fully to see how the cause
must come before the single individual, & we both agreed that a denial such as
this enforced upon one part of our nature, was a sort of genuine satisfaction to ...
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